I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 10th June 2014, a week or so before my 39th birthday. Rubbish. Without some of the blogs I read in the time just afterwards I would have been a lot more clueless, frightened and lonely. As I start chemotherapy I want to share the things I pick up along the way, as loads of other people have done, in the hope that at 3 o’clock one sleepless morning someone else might find the comfort that I did. (And when I’m not picking up my phone, it’s also somewhere for my friends and family to come…sorry everyone.)
I live in Gloucestershire after spending the last 30 years slipping slowly down the M5 from the Black Country. The titles of these posts are all songs you can listen to on the mynewchemicalromance playlist on Spotify, here, or to the right of the screen (if your settings allow, and sometimes only if Spotify is already open). Some of the posts are marked ♀, which means that the male readership might like to skip them for fear of whatever it is that happens to them when girls start talking about periods.